Auckland: Weekend away, at home
After four years away in Melbourne, I was now the person who started everything with, "That's cool but in Melbourne..." Everyone kept saying that Auckland had finally got its act together.
After trying everything to convince me,...
Arcing powerlines spark Warkworth house fire
Arcing powerlines have sparked a house fire in Warkworth this morning.
Three fire crews were called to the fire on Matakana Rd about 8.20am.
A Fire Service spokesman said the powerlines supplying the house had arced, sparking the...
The Economy Hub: Auckland housing as bad as Christchurch - Joyce
Auckland's housing situation is as bad as Christchurch, Minister of Economic Development and Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.
"My thoughts on this is that it's actually remarkably similar to the Christchurch situation...
Auckland commuters miss out in transport spend
For the Aucklanders stuck in rush-hour traffic wondering what's in the Budget for them, the answer is not a lot.
But, experts believe the big spending is coming next year.
The focus of this year's transport fund was regional roading...
Cone of silence over Unitary Plan
Auckland councillors have been "strongly advised" not to attend any public meetings, seek public views or respond to posts on social media as the Unitary Plan nears completion.
Senior officers have told councillors they must maintain...
Fraudster with 40 previous convictions sent to jail
Three times bankrupt, Grant Norman King stood in the dock in Waitakere District Court where he was sentenced to 262 hours of community work.
It was July 30, 2012, and he had admitted charges of violating the terms of that bankruptcy...